Skills Gap & Workforce Readiness
Employers need workers with the hard skills to perform jobs in technology, manufacturing, data analysis and other 21st century careers. And they need workers with the soft skills to communicate well, empathize with co-workers and lead their teams.

Our resource hub page is designed to help HR address the growing skills gap through training and development, as well as find new sources of talent in military veterans, people with disabilities, people with criminal histories, and global citizens.

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About This Video: SHRM research suggests there is a skills gap. SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., discusses the challenges facing organizations globally—and how employers and government can be a part of the solution with The Hershey Company’s Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Walling.

SHRM believes that employers and government have a role to play in education and a role to play in training workers to help them be more productive and better qualified for jobs at all skill levels. Efforts should also focus on tapping non-traditional and increasingly diverse talent pools including veterans, low-skilled workers, workers with criminal histories and global talent.

To skill up HR, SHRM joined a White House pledge to train U.S. workers, committing to educate 127,000 HR professionals over the next five years.

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